Global Cup - 800m

Per Capita Cup - 800m

Wilson Kipketer of (Kenya) Denmark

800m champions and records

The 800m is the first (starting from the shortest ones, eg the 100m) Track Athletics event in which the legendary prowess of African athletes in medium and long distance ru...


800m equipment

The 800m runner’s essential piece of equipment, besides his own body, are his or her shoes. They have to be extremely light and at the same time provide traction and foot...

Lord Sebastian Coe of Great Britain

800m: the sport

The 800m race is the bridge between sprinting and middle distance running in Athletics track events. Usually run over 2 laps of a 400m track, it requires both a high level of ph...